Immunizations and Suspensions

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School Based Immunization Programs and Vaccine Requirements

School clinics are held every year by the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program. Grade 7 boys and girls are eligible for vaccines against Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningitis. Annual high school immunization clinics take place for those students who require their 10 year tetanus booster as well as any additional vaccines that were missed throughout their childhood.

Elementary School Clinics - Grade 7 Students

Grade 7 School Immunization Clinic Schedule 2017-2018 (ENG / FR)

Hepatitis B and HPV Consent Form (ENG ι FR)

Meningococcal ACYW-135  Consent Form (ENG / FR)

Letter to Parent About the Grade 7 Immunization Program ( ENG ι FR )

Informed consent: What does it mean for school based immunization programs. (ENG ι FR)

Hepatitis B Information ( ENG ι FR )

HPV Information ( ENG ι FR )

Meningococcal ACYW-135 Information  ( ENG ι FR )

High School Clinics


High School Immunization Clinics 2017-2018 ( ENGFR )

High School Consent Form  ( ENG ι FR )

Tdap (Adacel or Boostrix) Information ( ENG ι FR )

School Suspension

Students who are not up-to-date ( ENG ι FR ) with their immunizations may be affected by our suspension process and will be required to receive the mandatory vaccines, or provide the appropriate documentation.  Avoid the suspension process by providing an up-to-date immunization record to the Health Unit.

Vaccination Exemptions

There has been recent changes to the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) to strengthen the vaccine exemption process in Ontario. These changes will support parents in making an informed decision if they choose to not vaccinate their children for non-medical reasons.

Effective September 1, 2017, the education requirements for non-medical exemptions that were passed as part of Bill 87 will come into effect.

Parents who intend to submit a non-medical exemption with respect to the immunization requirements under the ISPA will need to complete an immunization education session delivered by their local public health unit. Parents will need to submit a revised Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief form and a certificate of completion providing proof that they have completed the education session to their local public health unit. In addition, there are new housekeeping amendments that update definitions in the legislation and ensure that the regulation meets language and accessibility requirements.

The amended legislation is available on the e-laws website at:

If your child requires an exemption from vaccination for medical, religious, or conscientious reasons, you must complete and submit one of the following forms, which are available online at (Government of Ontario):

  • Statement of Medical Exemption
  • Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief

 The original affidavit must be dropped off to the Health Unit. Forms are also available by presenting to the Health Unit Vaccine Preventable Disease Program.

Please call the Health Unit at 705-474-1400/1-800-563-2808 ext 2252 or for Parry Sound 1-705-746-5801 ext 3215



North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

681 Commercial Street 705.474.1400
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

70 Joseph Street Unit #302 705.746.5801
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

17 Copeland Street 1.800.563.2808
By Appointment Only